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Charge Nurse, MedSurg

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High Point, NC, United States
Job ID: 110212
Job Family: Nursing
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 12511085230397-Nursing - 6 North Ortho-Urology


Charge Nurse, High Point Medical Center

Medical Surgical - Ortho-Urology

Full-time, Days



Coordinates the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care to provide optimal, quality patient care.  Prescribes, delegates, and coordinates nursing care based on nursing diagnoses consistent with the patient’s age, health/illness status, and physiological/psychosocial needs.



  • Graduation from an accredited School of Nursing.  
  • Two years’ experience nursing in a clinical setting required.  



  • Registered Nurse with current North Carolina license via North Carolina Board of Nursing required.
  • BLS required per policy guidelines.
  • Nationally Recognized Certification in Nursing Specialty required within one year.
  • Yellow Belt Certification Required.



  1. Leadership: Serves as unit leader in the absence of the manager; Serves as a validator and supervisor for nurses and other staff. Serves as an instructor for specialty provider courses. Serves as of hospital committees, teams, or councils. Holds membership in a professional organization. Conducts presentations at local, regional, or national conferences.
  2. Patient Care: Gathers and assesses data on the patient. Identifies/communicates physical needs/problems of the patient on admission/throughout hospitalization. Identifies/communicates psychosocial needs/problems of the patient on admission/throughout hospitalization. Plans/individualizes age-appropriate plan of care in collaboration with the patient/family/health care team. Sets priorities in planning/organizing patient care based on nursing assessments. Implements nursing care interventions based on the patient/family needs and situational/procedural complexities. Directs and implements teaching of the patient/family. Evaluates the patient's response to nursing interventions.
  3. Patient Discharge & Referrals: Participates in multidisciplinary discharge planning referrals to hospital and community resources as needed.
  4. Documentation: Documents pertinent patient data (assessment, interventions, evaluation) per policy. Updates patient care profile/multidisciplinary plan/medical page to provide accurate patient information and documentation.
  5. Safety & Emergency Response: Practices safety. Identifies barriers to safety and plans and implements changes to resolve safety barriers. Recognizes Code Blue emergencies and implements Code Blue procedure.
  6. Communication: Communicates in a clear, concise and accurate manner pertinent patient data to all members of the health care team. Keeps Supervisor, Manager and/or Director informed of pertinent patient care/nursing personnel/nursing unit problems and needs and submits written documentation. Collaborates effectively with healthcare team.  Identifies communication barriers and implements/facilitates plans to resolve barrier to communication.
  7. Teamwork: Serves as a resource for nursing staff/nursing instructors/ students in planning care assignments/educational experiences.  Guides/supervises other nursing personnel in implementing nursing care based on patient needs, staff competencies/ licensure, and situational/procedural complexities. Seeks assistance of Manager, and/or Supervisor when needed in assessing complex patient situations, interpreting physician orders, and consulting physicians.
  8. Preceptor: Formally precepts and/or mentors nursing and other staff.
  9. Process/Performance Improvement: Leads/co-leads lean projects. Demonstrates operational knowledge of current procedures, performance improvement, and treatment modalities. Assists others with identification and interpretation of NSI, QI, and meaningful use indicators.
  10. Policy, Procedures & Standards: Identifies locations of policies, procedures and standards and knows resources. Holds other accountable for complying with policies, procedures and standards. Serves as a resource for peers for questions regarding policies, procedures and standards.  Contributes towards making revisions to policies, procedures and standards.
  11. Professional Development & Growth: Completes mandatory educational requirements and CBLs without prompting. Attends a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education programs. Identifies needs for self improvement and growth.
  12. Meetings & Committees: Attends/participates in a minimum of 75% of unit staff meetings. Attends and participates in a minimum of 75% in nursing department committees when selected or requested.
  13. Volunteerism: Provides 15 hours of volunteer or community service.
  14. Professionalism: Upholds a professional working relationship at all times and adheres to department rules. Practices teamwork.
  15. Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned by management




  • Excellent and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to organize and supervise clinical nursing care delivery
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Nursing research and Evidence-based practice
  • Performance Improvement
  • Practice Innovation
  • Professional Nursing Practice Theory
  • Resilient and flexible in a changing environment
  • Standards of clinical nursing practice
  • Systems for patient safety
  • Technology/informatics skills
  • Functions effectively under stressful and difficult situations
  • Ability to work effectively with the team